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God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance (1968)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short, Music | October 1968 (USA)
Documentation of 1967 Los Angeles Easter Sunday Love-In.

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Les Blank
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Ken Patterson ... Himself - Vito's Dancers (uncredited)
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Against the audio backdrop of the psychedelically charged music of the day with no dialogue, the proceedings of the first ever Los Angeles Love-In on Easter Sunday, 1967, are presented. A large crowd of people of different ages, sexes, races and seemingly social backgrounds have converged on a grassy field. Music abounds - some formally presented on stage, with other impromptu within the crowds - while people groove in their own way to what they hear. They are all there to express and celebrate their freedoms most specifically about love, both individual love and societal love. Written by Huggo

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English

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October 1968 (USA) See more »

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In the Era of the Hippies
16 January 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

This is what Elysian Park in Los Angeles looked like in 1968. And yes, it looks exactly like what you expect.

The world of 1968 seems to have been split into two dynamics: political unrest, with protests, assassinations and civil rights... or young people too full of drugs to care one way or the other. The reality, of course, is that most of the 1960s was just as normal as any other decade.

But who wants normal? Here we see a bit more of the drug culture. While there is at no point any footage of people using drugs, the implication is clear. The dress, the reactions to the music (on an almost spiritual level)... these are hippies. And lots of them.


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